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HRNJ-Uganda Alert, Journalists charged with criminal defamation, remanded to prison for declining to testify against their source.

Kampala, 18th /August/2015; Four journalists were on 13th August, this year charged with criminal defamation at the Buganda Road court in Kampala. The four -two from a daily tabloid the Red Pepper and two others from the New Vision all … Continue reading

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HRNJ-UGANDA ALERT, A POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING A JOURNALIST.

Kampala, 27thJuly 2015; Edward Tibamwenda, a police officer attached to Lungujja police station was on 24th July 2015 arrested for allegedly assaulting a Vision Group Correspondent Frederick Kiwanuka based in Luweero District. The Division Police Commander of Old Kampala Police … Continue reading

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HRNJ-Uganda alert, Court nullifies Speaker’s dismissal of journalists from Parliament

Kampala, 04th / July / 2015; High Court in Kampala, on 03rd July 2015, nullified the Speaker’s dismissal of journalists Sulaiman Kakaire and David Tash Lumu from covering news in Parliament over a story titled ‘How Kadaga, Oulanyah fought over … Continue reading

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HRNJ-Uganda alert, police detain journalist for photographing a suspect at court

Kampala, 19th/June/2015; a court reporter working with the Vision Group, Betty Amamukirori was on 18th June, arrested by the police at the Anti-Corruption Court in Kololo, a Kampala suburb for photographing a suspect during a court break. She declined to … Continue reading

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HRNJ-Uganda alert, Court adjourns a journalist’s assault case against a senior police officer

Kampala, 18th/ February/2015; Court at Buganda Road has adjourned a case in which a Wavah Broad Casting Services (WBS) Journalist, Andrew Lwanga was allegedly assaulted by Joram Mwesige a former Division Police Commander of Old Kampala Police Station. This was … Continue reading

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